Newark777
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Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:53 am

So I've heard the city referred to as both Torino and Turin, and it is Torino on the official Olympic websites. What's the deal with the names?

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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:55 am

Same as Venezia/Venice, Roma/Rome. The Italian way of spelling it. If you're ever there and want to take the train to Paris, look for the one heading to Parigi, and you'll be fine.
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Same as Venezia/Venice, Roma/Rome. The Italian way of spelling it.

Exactly!

Examples for Milan:

Milano = Italian
Milan = English
Mailand = German

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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:20 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):

Got it, thanks.  Smile

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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:56 am

Napoli... lots of 'em.
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:02 am

Quoting Newark777 (Thread starter):
What's the deal with the names?

Turin is the Italian translation of Ford Torino. They were going to call it Torino, but there were trademark issues with Ford.
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:04 am

Prior to this year's Olympics, if someone said, "Torino"; I would think of this:


And if someone mentioned "Turin"; I would think of this:
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:36 am

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Australie - French / Francais / Französisch
Australien - German / Allemand / Deutsch

Plus...
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:16 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
Prior to this year's Olympics, if someone said, "Torino"; I would think of this:

That's what I was thinking and wondering who makes the "Turin"? Is it a sports car?

Actually...I am the proud owner of a '70 Torino GT, 429 CJ.(like the one PHLBOS posted but not a convertible). It's not a rocket ship, as it weighs slightly under what the Queen Mary weighs, but once you get it rolling, it pulls and pulls and.....
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:23 pm

The collective morons at the CBC have decided to call it both, I'm not sure if they were just too stupid to not catch that mistake as they had both spellings as headlines on their website, or they're too indecisive to make up their minds...

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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:41 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Thread starter):
What's the deal with the names?

I had the same question. Thanks to all for lifting the Shroud from this mystery.
 
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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:47 pm

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 10):
I had the same question. Thanks to all for lifting the Shroud from this mystery.

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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:26 pm

Up until yesterday I thought the olympics were being held in Canada.

Yup, mixed up Torino with Toronto...

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RE: Torino Vs Turin

Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:18 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 9):
The collective morons at the CBC have decided to call it both, I'm not sure if they were just too stupid to not catch that mistake as they had both spellings as headlines on their website, or they're too indecisive to make up their minds...

I think they've finally decided on Turin now.

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